In the past week, late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel and Ben Shapiro have been going head to head on social media. And on Tuesday, a Twitter bystander proposed an interesting solution to end their conflict once and for all. The Twitter user suggested that Shapiro and Kimmel should face off in an intense debate to find out once and for all who is right about the issues.
Shapiro has stepped up to the challenge.
Conservative YouTube host Austin Fletcher suggested that if Kimmel and Shapiro dare to face down on the issues, the debate could raise money to support the honorable work the people at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital do to help sick kids.
Fletcher challenged Shapiro and Kimmel with his tweet, writing:
“(Proposal): Debate for charity. Ben Shapiro VS. Jimmy Kimmel. Goal: Raise $500,000 for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Format: One hour debate moderated by Rubin Report and myself in LA. RT if you want to see this happen!”
Then he asked if Ben Shapiro and Jimmy Kimmel had any interest in taking to the podium for this debate. So far, Shapiro has accepted the challenge. He did as Austin asked and retweeted the post.
Because Kimmel has been vocal about his views concerning health care and gun control, Shapiro has been eviscerating him. Shapiro also accused Kimmel of leveraging the late night show host’s sick daughter in a political move “in order to push a political agenda.” Shapiro said that Kimmel’s sad story was a trick to get more people to support the idea of free health care for all Americans.
Other social media users loved the idea of a debate. They would love to see Kimmel and Shapiro duke it out with their words in front of millions of people while raising cash for the children’s hospital.
One person brought up Jimmy Kimmel’s recent insult to conservatives. David Webber wrote, “It’d be interesting to see what degree of ‘intelligence’ Kimmel states all ‘liberal lake night hosts’ possess.”
Another person noted that while Shapiro was eager for the debate, Kimmel has been noticeably silent and absent:
“Hey Jimmy Kimmel, I thought you were smart? Where are you hiding?” taunted Paul Joseph Watson on Twitter.
While the debate was proposed by an independent party, who had his own reasons for the idea, no one in Shapiro or Kimmel’s camp has taken the necessary steps to making this debate actually happen.
Shapiro has been vocally against Kimmel for some time. He reportedly wrote after Kimmel said that prayers were not enough in the wake of the increasingly common mass shootings across America:
“I have a question: who died and made Jimmy Kimmel God? Who’s Jimmy Kimmel to decide whether thoughts, your thoughts, and your prayers, are insufficient? So, your thoughts and prayers are only sufficient if you do what Jimmy Kimmel wants you to do? That’s the way this works now? Who died and made him Jesus?”
Would you watch a Shapiro-Kimmel debate? Who do you think would win a debate?